Ezra Benson . In general terms, therefore, the proper role of government includes such defensive activities You say, “It can’t happen here. Government is a creation of the people and ought to be subservient to them. We need to be wary of giving centralized government too much power. The proper role of government [Ezra Taft Benson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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We must return to basic concepts and principles — to eternal verities.

The Proper Role of Government – Ezra Taft Benson – BYU Speeches

I gifted it to several of my neighbors after attending the last Republican caucus I am not a Republicanand will continue doing that. I regard it as a flagrant violation of hte explicit provisions of the Constitution for the Federal Government to make it a criminal offense to use gold or silver coin as legal tender or to use irredeemable paper money.

The great Thomas Jefferson asked: If the city cannot handle it, then the county. Is an prlper question. If “A” has no proper power to take “B’s” property, can he delegate any such power to the sheriff? The time is short. Its only source of authority and power is from the people who have created it. We must ever keep in mind the inspired words of Thomas Jefferson, as found in the Declaration of Independence: Thomas Jefferson understood this principle very well and explained it this way: I regard this inspired document as a solemn agreement between the citizens of this nation which every officer of government is under a sacred duty to obey.


This is the only way in which the principle of “self-government” can be made effective. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government. He makes no effort to demonstrate ghe Stalin’s version of Socialism and Roosevelt’s New Deals are equivalent, he simply takes the similarity for granted under the umbrella term “socialism.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. If goverment accept the premise that human rights are granted by government, then we must be willing to accept the corolla must be willing to accept the corollary that they can be denied by government. Kimball — became members of the church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, filling two vacancies created by the deaths of apostles that summer.

Your browser does not support the audio element. I read this book on Saturday at our cousin’s house and we proceeded to talk about the constitution and our government the whole rest of the day!

It’s really a shame that Benson’s message is so muddled by typographical errors because it is a message that needs to be understood.

So, the question boils down to this. In general terms, therefore, the proper role of government includes such defensive activities, as maintaining national military and local police forces for protection against loss of life, loss of property, and loss of liberty at the hands of either foreign despots or domestic criminals.

Seldom are men willing to oppose a popular program if they, themselves, wish to be popular – especially if they seek public office. This short treatise gives you the tools to understand whether or not anything should be a function of the government.


And thirdly, there is a fo number of dedicated men and women who, at great personal tje, are actively working to promote a wider appreciation of these concepted men and women who, at great personal sacrifice, are actively working to promote a wider appreciation of these concepts.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This book is a very short, powerful essay on exactly what you expect–the proper role of government.

The Proper Role of Government

I wanted to quote a small bit in this review that struck out to me most This is a quick read but you will want to spend some time proepr it because it is so meaty. Human rights come from God, and not from man or government. As James Madison said before the adoption of the Faft, ” We rest all our political experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government. Kimball to become president of the church years earlier than Benson. These are extreme measures but unless laws are enforced, anarchy results.

And what is propAnd what is property but and extension of our faculties?

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